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Case Studies described here are real examples of how an organisation has used an approach in Aotearoa New Zealand. Contact the featured organisation if you want to find out more. Please contact us to find out if there is a case study you think might be good to profile on this site.

Dad & Me: Strengthening
the Bond between Father and child

Evaluative Approach


Results Based Accountability™

Project Goal:

The Dad and Me programme seeks to motivate men to help raise and care for their tamariki and whanau.

Organisation


FamilyWorks Tairāwhiti

 

Location


Tairāwhiti

 

Creating Stronger Community

Evaluative Approach


Appreciative Inquiry & Storytelling

Project Goal:

Randwick Residents’ Association wanted to help neighbours find opportunities to make their community an even better place to live.

Organisation


Randwick Park Residents’ Association

 

Location


Manukau – Auckland

 

Gathering and Encouraging Community Input through the us of Focus Gorups and Interviews

Evaluative Approach


Focus Groups and Key Informant Interviews (and Grounded Theory)

Project Goal:

Cholmondeley needed to make significant gains in order to survive. To do this they actively engaged with their community to reimagine their vision, Value our Children. It was this refocusing that lead to success and long term financial stability.

Organisation


Cholmondeley

 

Location


Canterbury

 

Tīakīna ō Tātou Tamariki
Keeping Our Kids Safe

Evaluative Approach


Statutory Data

Project Goal:

This project began in 2010. Residents of a Gisborne neighbourhood and volunteers from Te Ora Hou, a local youth and community development organisation, decided to see whether they could build better relationships, networks and trust and in doing so, make children safer.

Organisation


Te Ora Hou Te Tairāwhiti

 

Location


Tairāwhiti

 

Becoming a Learning Organisation:
ChildFund uses Results Based Accountability™ to measure key outcomes

Evaluative Approach


Results Based Accountability™

Project Goal:

ChildFund New Zealand designed a project to strengthen deprived, excluded and vulnerable communities in rural Papua New Guinea. It was around the same time as the New Zealand Aid Programme adopted Results Based Accountability [link] as its preferred measurement tool.

Organisation


Papua New Guinea

 

Location


ChildFund New Zealand

 

Understanding attitudes to prevent sexual violence

Evaluative Approach


Surveys

 

Project Goal:

Te Ora Hou Te Tairāwhiti commissioned research in Gisborne to discover local parents’ attitudes and what they did to protect their children from sexual violence. The results from dozens of interviews and focus groups helped design a campaign in multiple media, aimed at local caregivers.

 

Organisation


Te Ora Hou Te Tairāwhiti

 

Location


Tairāwhiti

 

Using Counts to Monitor the Health of Local Waterways

Evaluative Approach


Counts

Project Goal:

Over a 5-year period Ngāti Porou hapū members have monitored and recorded the health of local streams and rivers before, during and after significant events. Those events include a bridge demolition and construction, large landslides and forestry harvesting.

Organisation


Hīkurangi Takiwā Trust

 

Location


Tairāwhiti

 

Inspiring Curious Minds:

Teaching Māori Kids to Code

Evaluative Approach


Surveys

Project Goal:

Digital Natives Academy wanted to evaluate the effectiveness of their robotics, coding and innovation workshops for Rangatahi Māori and found that asking the right questions was critical.

Organisation


Digital Natives Academy

 

Location


Rotorua

 

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